[extropy-chat] DVD recommendations?

Kevin Freels kevinfreels at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 11 15:12:10 UTC 2004

You really must pick up the following:
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Special Edition) In the special edition you
get to see the Lego Knights version of the Camelot song!

Oh, and don;t forget 2001, 2010, Frank Herbert's Dune and Children of Dune ,
Apollo 13, The Right Stuff, Alien (all four) Raiders of the Lost Ark (all

Yes, I know none of these are very Extropic, but their entertainment value
makes them a must have in my book!
Kevin Freels

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Johnius" <Johnius at Genius.UCSD.edu>
To: "ExI chat list" <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 7:46 PM
Subject: [extropy-chat] DVD recommendations?

> Hi all,
>   I just bought my first DVD player (plays all world regions),
> and now am building a wishlist of the best DVDs in the world.
> I figured you all might have some excellent recommendations :-)
>   So ... what are the best ones now available (or available soon)
> to put on a dream list?  Or perhaps better yet, what DVDs might
> be put on a list recommended for extropian education/entertainment/
> edutainment?  For instance, a full-color stereo-3d documentary with
> computer-generated molecular nanotech would be a natural...
>   A friend suggested the IMAX space and ocean DVDs, but I have no
> idea if those play well on standard TVs (e.g., Toshiba 30").
>   Another possibly cool idea is a stereo-3d shutter-glasses
> system (I just ordered one advertised on http://www.3-d.com/),
> but I have no idea how well this is going to work or if better
> stereo-3d exists out there.
>   Another feature that I'd like to maximize use of is the
> inclusion of all the extras (alternative camera angles, commentaries,
> bonus short clips, etc.) ... all the great stuff that make
> DVDs more extensive than video tapes.
>   Of course, each person's list will reflect their own preferences
> in entertainment, education, etc., and my favorite movies / genres
> will be favored in my personal list ... but perhaps some DVDS in
> existence are just so damn good that almost everyone loves them ...
>   Some of the items now on my wishlist are:
> * documentaries: The Powers of 10 (great visuals), Cosmos (whole set),
>   The Complete Walking with... Collection (dinosaurs, cavemen, etc.),
>   IMAX space & ocean docs
> * scifi:  Contact, The Matrix series, Jurassic Park Trilogy,
>   2001 set, Minority Report
> * historical interest: Landmarks of Early Film, WWII In Color
>   (interesting color footage ... the earlier full color reality
>   footage the better, civilian preferred over war)
> * fantasy: Fantasia (old and new), The Lord of the Rings trilogy
> * fiction: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (collection)
> Best, Johnius
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